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Glasgow, G3 6RB United Kingdom
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September 2018

Anote’s Ark

Thu 13th September 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Glasgow Film Theatre, 12 Rose Street
Glasgow, G3 6RB United Kingdom
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£5.50 – £10.50

What if your country was swallowed by the sea? A portrait of paradise on the brink. As rising sea levels threaten the low-lying Pacific nation of Kiribati, its president, Anote Tong, seeks to wake up policy makers across the globe to the reality of climate change and to help his homeland from being washed off the face of the earth. For many of his people, such as mother-of-six Sermary, climate change is already an inescapable reality, with typhoons and saltwater…

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Young Solitude

Sat 15th September 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Glasgow Film Theatre, 12 Rose Street
Glasgow, G3 6RB United Kingdom
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£5.50 – £10.50

Take One Action Film Festival present Young Solitude: “I know who I want to be but I don’t know who I will be.” Set in a high school in a southern suburb of Paris, this intimate portrait of adolescence captures the hopes, tensions and doubts of a group of teenagers as they chat after (and sometimes during) class. These reluctant protagonists, whom the director fully involved in the film’s development, gradually open up in front of veteran documentary filmmaker Claire…

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The Silence of Others

Mon 17th September 2018 @ 8:15 pm - 10:00 pm
Glasgow Film Theatre, 12 Rose Street
Glasgow, G3 6RB United Kingdom
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£5.50 – £10.50

Take One Action Film Festival present The Silence of Others: A stirring journey towards truth and reconciliation. Imagine waking up every day and walking down a street named after the man who tortured you. In Spain, hundreds of street names still commemorate those responsible for the torture, execution and assassination of tens of thousands of people during decades of brutal repression. Filmed over six years, this multiple award-winning documentary chronicles a growing grassroots campaign by victims of the Franco regime…

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Island of the Hungry Ghosts

Wed 19th September 2018 @ 5:45 pm - 8:15 pm
Glasgow Film Theatre, 12 Rose Street
Glasgow, G3 6RB United Kingdom
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£5.50 – £10.50

Take One Action Film Festival present Island of the Hungry Ghosts: Deeply moving documentary contrasting lush nature and expansive soundscapes with the trauma of displacement and detention. Christmas Island hosts one of the planet's largest annual land migrations: that of forty million red crabs scurrying to the sea. Today the island is also home to a much darker presence: a high-security detention facility where those seeking asylum in Australia are held indefinitely. Through the eyes of her protagonist, trauma counsellor…

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Silas

Fri 21st September 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Glasgow Film Theatre, 12 Rose Street
Glasgow, G3 6RB United Kingdom
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£5.50 – £10.50

Take One Action Film Festival present Silas: "When they tear down the trees and strip the land, they tear down our people and strip away their lives.” In 2005, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf became Africa’s first elected female head of state. Fêted as an anti-corruption champion in the West, she brought Liberians new hope after decades of civil war. For activist Silas Siakor, who had spent years exposing links between illegal logging and the previous regime’s brutal dictatorship, this optimism was…

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Naila and the Uprising

Sat 22nd September 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Glasgow Film Theatre, 12 Rose Street
Glasgow, G3 6RB United Kingdom
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£5.50 – £10.50

Take One Action Film Festival present Naila and the Uprising: Recontextualising a revolution: a unique opportunity to re-appraise the history of nonviolent resistance in Palestine from a feminist perspective. Most images of the first Intifada are of stone-throwing Palestinian youths facing off Israeli tanks. This hopeful documentary tells the story that history overlooked, and pays tribute to the thousands of women whose grassroots organising – whether they were taking to the streets in their thousands, forming farming co-ops or community…

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September 2019

Midnight Traveler

Sun 22 September @ 5:00 pm
Glasgow Film Theatre, 12 Rose Street
Glasgow, G3 6RB United Kingdom
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£5.50 – £10.50

When the Taliban puts a bounty on Afghan director Hassan Fazili’s head, he is forced to flee with his wife and two young daughters. Recording their perilous journey, Fazili shows first hand the violence, danger and uncertainty they encounter in their search for safety. Few documentaries have managed to reveal the reality of displacement so powerfully and with such intimacy, capturing moments of beauty and poetry – and the love shared between a family on the run. "Affecting, essential documentary,…

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Ghost Fleet

Mon 23 September @ 8:15 pm - 11:00 pm
Glasgow Film Theatre, 12 Rose Street
Glasgow, G3 6RB United Kingdom
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£5.50 – £10.50

What does modern-day slavery look like, and are we, as consumers, complicit in perpetuating it? Combining interviews with dramatically shot re-enactments, Ghost Fleet follows a Bangkok-based activist who fights death threats and corruption to rescue fishermen trafficked into slavery on Thai fishing boats – and help them obtain justice. "A portrait of real-life heroism" - Washington Post BEYOND THE SCREEN Join us after the film to explore the campaigns bringing to life the reality of worker exploitation in the food…

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Scheme Birds

Tue 24 September @ 5:45 pm - 8:30 pm
Glasgow Film Theatre, 12 Rose Street
Glasgow, G3 6RB United Kingdom
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£5.50 – £10.50

In the Motherwell housing estate where she grew up, teenager Gemma says scheme birds like her either get “locked up or knocked up,” so perhaps her path is set. As Gemma’s life twists unexpectedly, the film follows her and the people in her life. Lyrical yet unflinching in its gaze, this heartbreakingly tender documentary asks what causes a person to change—and whether it’s ever too late to do so. "Soars in a quietly magnificent manner" - The Skinny BEYOND THE…

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Anbessa

Wed 25 September @ 5:45 pm - 8:30 pm
Glasgow Film Theatre, 12 Rose Street
Glasgow, G3 6RB United Kingdom
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£5.50 – £10.50

Asalif is a young Ethiopian boy whose life has been upended by the socio-economic developments that are reshaping his home city, his country and his future. With dream-like poetry and stunning cinematography, Anbessa brings to life Asalif’s inner world of childhood adventures, in the shadow of rapid urbanisation. Plus short: Dulce (Guille Isa & Angello Faccini | USA/Colombia | 11 min) BEYOND THE SCREEN Join us after the film to explore questions of development, sustainability and how to ensure opportunities…

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Sorry We Missed You

Sat 28 September @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Glasgow Film Theatre, 12 Rose Street
Glasgow, G3 6RB United Kingdom
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£5.50 – £10.50

Ken Loach returns with another devastatingly powerful portrait of contemporary Britain, that delves into the knock-on effects of zero-hour contracts and the gig economy for a family struggling to get by. This critically acclaimed, highly anticipated follow-up to I, Daniel Blake is both an intimate drama and a searing indictment of an inhumane economic system. "Riveting...a drama of searing human empathy" - Time Out BEYOND THE SCREEN We hope to welcome the film’s screenwriter (and Take One Action patron) Paul…

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